Daytona Beach, Florida
August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017
August 8, 2017
Engineering departments are continuously focusing on institutional transformation efforts that lead to lasting impacts that improve the quality of education and the success of undergraduate students. First-year engineering programs are often times a focus of these efforts as they are at the forefront of issues concerning the transition from high school to college, retention of all students especially those populations that are traditionally under-represented in engineering, and developing the foundational engineering knowledge and skills. Through these efforts, many engineering programs have implemented small incremental changes that have resulted in positive lasting effects. Due to the importance of context of these successes, this workshop will utilize a methodology based in narrative in order to develop a deep understanding of problems common to first-year engineering programs and what is the minimum viable solution that other institutions can adopt.
The workshop will be begin with the identification of 2-3 problems critical to the success of first-year engineering programs. Participating institutions will then tell in-depth stories of their experiences with the problem and their approaches to the solution. Using these narratives, the facilitators will begin to identify common themes and key features to those solutions. At the conclusion of the workshop, facilitators will generate info-graphics that will be distributed to the participants of both the workshop and the FYEE attendees.
Rodgers, K. J., & Pembridge, J. J., & Long, L. L., & Verleger, M. A., & Steinhauer, H. M. (2017, August), Small wins – Big impact: Narratives from behind the scenes Paper presented at 2017 FYEE Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/29434
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